Tossed Pitches and Scrambled Ideas for the Frasier Reboot

first_imgStay on target Forget Will and Grace. Throw Roseanne in the dumpster. And pour one out for the dream of Seinfeld2000. The only 90s normcore mainstream grown-up sitcom reboot you need to know about is the return of Frasier. Yes, Frasier, or The Big Bang Theory but for snobs instead of nerds and therefore way better. News recently broke that star Kelsey Grammer is accepting pitches for a possible reboot of the beloved Cheers spin-off, and we’re (kind of) stoked.Like its parent series, Frasier was a legitimately good show. Yeah it’s kind of a meme thing now (and this post isn’t helping) but to me I just think that’s the internet having fun with something so divorced from typical dork garbage. Years ago we even kicked around the idea of Frasier Fridays here on Geek. So we’ve got a lot of love for tossed salads and scrambled eggs around these parts, and since concrete details for the potential Frasier reboot are pretty much non-existent, here are some of our highbrow ideas. ‘The Office’ Leaves Netflix in Latest Streaming War ShowdownSDCC: Everything is Fine For Season 3 of The Good Place center_img Frasier Hosts a Podcast!Frasier Crane hosts a psychotherapeutic radio show. So shifting him to a self-help podcast host in 2018 is so depressingly obvious that several of us in the office independently came to this conclusion. It’ll be like that Alex, Inc. show but with a character people know about. Get ready to hear Frasier awkwardly use Skype and read ads for Blue Apron. It’s either this or that Frasier Snapchat pitch from The Ringer.Frasier is #NeverTrump!One way or another the Frasier discourse will have to deal with Kelsey Grammer’s unfortunately conservative politics. He doesn’t seem quite as out of his mind as, say, Roseanne Barr, but the dude did try to start his own right-wing TV channel. Our suggestion on how to handle this, and make the show topical in this political climate, is make Frasier the kind of Republican who hates Trump’s vulgarity and voted against him in the primaries, but cares little about Trump’s actual cruel policies.Frasier Doesn’t Care About Continuity!The original Frasier series was set after the events of Cheers when Frasier moved from Boston to Seattle. And it acknowledged parts of Frasier’s life established in that show like his relationship with his ex-wife Lilith. But Frasier isn’t a comic book movie, so don’t bog down this reboot in callbacks and continuity. Nerds care about that, not Frasier. This isn’t The Frasier Awakens or Frasier: Legacy. The one exception we’re willing to make is finally having Maris appear on screen.Frasier Goes to Europe!One detail from these Frasier reboot plans is that Frasier would once again move to a new city. We suggest take Frasier out of the US and move him to Europe. There he would encounter a whole new level of aristocratic snobbery that makes him look like an American slob orc by comparison. This could also work nicely with his #NeverTrump politics as he insists to Europeans that while he is Republican he also can’t stand that orange idiot, but no one would buy it. Frasier dealing with hot-blooded Mediterraneans and soccer hooligans on his podcast could be a lot of fun.Frasier Sings!I don’t know why it took me so long to realize that classic Frasier banger “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs” is actually sung by Kelsey Grammer himself. But since that is the case Frasier should sing more! Obviously they should remix the original theme, but Frasier in general should be singing more songs.Frasier Becomes a Cartoon!A different way to go with a Frasier reboot is make it a primetime adult sitcom. The Simpsons episode where Sideshow Bob’s life basically became Frasier, complete with brother David Hyde Pierce, is arguably the best Sideshow Bob episode. And it’s not like animated Frasier would be any worse than modern Family Guy.Frasier Doesn’t Happen!Maybe there just shouldn’t be a new Frasier. The irreplaceable John Mahoney (Frasier’s father Martin Crane) passed away earlier this year. Yeah you could do a touching emotional beat with his empty chair, but maybe just don’t do it at all. Not everything old needs to come back, not even the great Frasier. If you must build out the larger expanded Cheers universe, why not just do a Cheers crossover with The Good Place using Ted Danson as supernatural nexus point.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Researchers Will Probe Euclid Dark Fields to Spot Universes Far Objects

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Euclid mission is studying three extremely dark patches of sky to explore two major cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy.Researchers will probe each “Euclid Deep Field,” one in the Northern Hemisphere and two in the Southern Hemisphere, in order to find distant objects in the universe, said a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) press release. Expected to launch in 2022, the Euclid mission will survey a giant chunk of the sky and image billions of galaxies in the universe, so researchers could learn more about dark matter and dark energy, and how these phenomena play a role in many space events.Even though dark energy and dark matter could be difficult to detect, the Euclid Dark Energy Telescope will study them with two key methods. First, it will observe the evolution of how galaxies have banded together over the past 10 billion years. Secondly, it will look at galaxy images’ distortion, also known as gravitational lensing, due to an abundance of “ordinary matter” (including stars and planets), and dark matter that gets in the middle between these far away galaxies and Earth.The Euclid mission’s main objective is to study dark energy: Together, dark energy and dark matter make up approximately 95 percent of the universe, while ordinary matter only consists of roughly five percent of the universe. Dark matter, an invisible universe feature that fills up most large galaxies is strange, however, dark energy comes with a more mysterious vibe, since it’s the cause of the universe’s accelerating expansion. Approximately 10 percent of Euclid’s observing time will be allocated to the “Euclid Deep Fields,” and the largest part of the mission will be dedicated to the Euclid wide survey that covers more than one-third of the sky.These areas of the sky have been meticulously chosen for @EC_Euclid to peer deep into the universe’s history: https://t.co/AdGV565TqC pic.twitter.com/3fxEPm0Hby— NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) June 12, 2019The Euclid Deep Field North overlaps with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope’s surveyed deep field. Located in the Southern Hemisphere, the Euclid Deep Field Fornax surrounds the Chandra Deep Field South, which has been observed by NASA’s Chandra, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatories, and the NASA-ESA Hubble Space Telescope.An image from the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission shows the location of the Euclid wide field (blue) and deep fields (yellow). (Photo Credit: ESA / Gaia / DPAC; Euclid Consortium)“There is real power in multi-wavelength astronomy, in which you study the same area of the sky or the same objects with lots of different instruments that observe different wavelengths of light,” Jason Rhodes of JPL, who leads one of three NASA science groups working on Euclid, said in the press release.He added, “By selecting the Euclid Deep Fields now, we’re telling the world where this treasure trove of high-resolution imaging is going to be. In some cases, NASA observatories have already observed portions of the Euclid Deep Fields, and now other observatories on the ground or in space can do the same.”More on Geek.com:Watch: NASA Is Building and Testing Its Mars 2020 Rover at JPLNASA Spots ‘Star Trek’ Starfleet Logo ‘Dune Footprints’ on Mars Scientists Spot Strange Table Salt Compound on Jupiter’s Europalast_img read more

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Mr Peanut Is a Hypebeast Now With These Surprisingly Fresh Kicks

first_imgStay on target Tie-in sneakers aren’t a new thing – Adidas’s Dragon Ball line that came out last year were surprisingly dope – but there’s just something so gleefully absurd about Mr. Peanut’s face peeking out from the tongue of these shoes that hits the sweet spot in between irony and true joy. I’m getting a pair and embracing this new era of brand madness. What do we know about Planters? Well, it was founded in Pennsylvania in 1906 by Italian immigrant Amedeo Obici. He came to the States unable to speak English and accidentally got off his train in Wilkes-Barre, where he was taken in by another immigrant family that ran a fruit store. He built his own peanut roaster from scrap parts and from there met partner Mario Peruzzi. The duo build Planters around Obici’s patented method of blanching and skinning the nuts, and the company was sold to Standard Brands in 1960. It’s now owned by the Kraft Heinz food megalith. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have LeakedBest Sneakers of Summer 2019 The Crunch Force 1 is available exclusively at their website until 6:00 PM EST tonight, so if you want to snag a pair you better get cracking.More on Geek.com:Nike x ‘Stranger Things’ Collection Goes Back to the Summer of ’85Adidas Basketball Celebrates ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With ‘Heroes Among Us’ CollaborationNike Kyrie 5 ‘UFO’ Brings Conspiracy Theories to Sneakers It always feels a little weird when brands try to get relatable to the millennials in 2019. Whether it be engaging in memes and banter on social media or redesigning their logos to look like the latest iOS update, there’s just something sort of sad and tryhard about it. But with every rule there must come an exception, and although this pains me to say it, Planters brand peanuts just might have pulled it off by releasing… a limited edition sneaker?Meet the Crunch Force 1, the first footwear option from Planters Peanuts. At a retail price of $170, these certainly aren’t a loss leader designed to get brand awareness up. Instead, they actually seem to be a serious attempt at making a solid sneaker that takes inspiration from the brand’s trade dress. Manufactured in Philadelphia, PA from pebble-grain leather, with accents of suede and a natural gum sole, the shoes were designed by artist Seth Fowler in collaboration with customizer Rich Franklin. The Mr. Peanut mascot was introduced in 1916, created by a schoolboy named Antonio Gentile. Over the years, the design has evolved – his iconic monocle was added shortly after, and over the decades he’s become one of the most iconic advertising mascots in the food industry. Many notable performers have provided his voice, including Bill Hader and Robert Downey Jr. If you’re passing through Suffolk, Virginia, you can find a painted metal statue of him downtown. Over the last year or so, Planters has been making efforts to give the character a little bit of modern relevance, with mixed results.last_img read more

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Match announced for tonights 1027 RAW in San Antonio

first_img Pinterest John Cena vs. Seth Rollins has been announced by WWE for tonight’s 10/27 live RAW in San Antonio, Texas. Wrestleview.com will have live coverage starting at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Source: WWE.com Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel center_img WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions WhatsApp Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Google+last_img read more

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WWE Network sign up already showing up in the UKIreland

first_imgFacebook The WWE Network, which is set to officially launch in the UK and Ireland this Monday (1/19), is already available for sign up for some according to a new report on Tuesday.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy winVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:38 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next rachel bloom Now Playing Up Next RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Now Playing Up Next Sharon Osbourne a debuts new face Alex Trebek returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour today Twittercenter_img Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Kim Kardashian West tests positive for lupus Now Playing Up Next Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win 1/19 WWE Live Results: Abilene and Sioux Falls (Lumberjack Match, Triple Threat) Wrestleview Ireland #2: Struggle of wrestlers signing with WWE from outside the U.S. Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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ESPN personality Bill Simmons added to next weeks RAW

first_imgFacebook Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disney Shares Jump After ESPN+ Hits 1M Users Under 6 Months The following was issued by WWE.Snoop Dogg and Bill Simmons to appear on next week’s RawAs The Road to WrestleMania enters its final leg, rap icon Snoop Dogg and ESPN personality Bill Simmons will be paying the WWE Universe a visit.WWE.com can confirm that Snoop Dogg and Simmons will appear on next week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, which will emanate live from Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center at 8/7 C on USA Network. Snoop, who is the keynote speaker at this year’s SXSW Music Conference and Festival, will be the show’s official guest star in advance of the May 12 release of his latest album, “Bush,” produced by Pharrell Williams. Simmons, the creator and editor-in-chief of Grantland.com as well as the host of the Grantland Basketball Hour and The BS Report podcast, will join JBL, Michael Cole and Booker T as a guest commentator.See what goes down when the Los Angeles luminaries join Monday Night Raw next week, live at 8/7 C on USA Network.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip”The Ringer” Founder Bill Simmons Signs New HBO DealVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:53/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 18.29%0:01Remaining Time -0:52 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Post-RAW #49: King of the Ring tournament discussion, RAW review Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Bill Simmons Nails New Contract At HBO Videos Articles WWE 24/7 Championship changes hands multiple times at FOX Founders Day event WhatsApp Bill Simmons Bill Simmons Seeks Restraining Order Against Former Employee Michael B. Jordan Opened Up About How Playing ‘Black Panther’ Villain Killmonger Affected His Mental State “The Ringer” Founder Bill Simmons Signs New HBO Deal Now Playing Up Next WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4last_img read more

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Viewer numbers for 1026 WWE RAW viewers down slightly

first_img Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky WhatsApp Last night’s 10/26 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.35 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.64 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.21 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.21 million viewers.This is down slightly from last week’s 3.36 million viewers. Monday Night Football dominated the night once again with 12.20 million viewers.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ Videos Articles Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy, Look back at Sting vs. Seth Rollins Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 The Rock is the highest paid actor in the world, HBK at NXT tapings, NXT TakeOver behind the scenes videolast_img read more

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Vancouver man accused in gun incident

first_imgA Vancouver man was in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday after allegedly pointing a firearm at his wife and friend outside a bar in Uptown Village.Colin J. Campbell, 38, appeared on suspicion of two counts of first-degree domestic violence assault stemming from the Tuesday altercation.Campbell pointed a black handgun at his wife, Bonnie DeLa Vega, and friend, Scott Falter, as they attempted to flee in a vehicle outside the Tip Top Tavern, 2100 Main St., according to an affidavit of probable cause.He allegedly threatened to shoot and kill both of them, the affidavit states. Several witnesses leaving the tavern filmed and took photos of Campbell pointing the gun at the victims while they were in the car. Campbell left the scene in another vehicle and reportedly started leaving phone messages for his wife apologizing for the incident, court records said.Court records show Campbell will retain his own attorney. His bail was set at $100,000. He will be arraigned Feb. 15.last_img read more

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Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday

first_imgSEATTLE — Seattle Seahawks tickets go on sale Monday, July 31 — but the sale plan will be a little different than in the past.KOMO-TV reports that the team had big problems with the camping and wristband process last year — so that’s not allowed any more.This year, the line will start at 7 a.m. at the northwest box office, which will then open at 9 a.m. You can only buy four tickets at a time.More than 3,400 single-game tickets will be available per game. The Seahawks will sell half of those tickets, and the remaining tickets will be made available online to members of the Blue Pride wait list.Seahawks training camp kicks off this Sunday.last_img

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Remnants of Harvey still powerful enough to threaten floods

first_imgHOUSTON — Even a week after it slammed into the Texas coast, Harvey retained enough rain-making power Friday to raise the risk of flooding as far north as Indiana. Back in Houston, officials tried to safeguard parts of their devastated city by intentionally flooding others.The mayor announced plans to release water from two reservoirs that could keep as many as 20,000 homes flooded for up to 15 days.In another Texas city with no drinking water, people waited in a line that stretched for more than a mile to get bottled water while others awaited evacuation flights.Residents of the still-flooded western part of Houston were told Friday to evacuate ahead of the planned release from two reservoirs protecting downtown. The move was expected to flood homes that were inundated earlier in the week. Homes that are not currently flooded probably will not be affected, officials said.It could take three months for the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, which are normally dry, to drain. The Harris County Flood Control District said it had to continue releasing water to protect their structural integrity and in case more heavy rain falls.Some of the affected houses have several feet (meters) of water in them, and the water reaches to the rooftops of others, district meteorologist Jeff Lindner said.last_img read more

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